1. How far is Windsor Castle from Windsor & Eton Central and Windsor & Eton Riverside railway stations?
Windsor Castle is within walking distance of both railway stations.
Windsor & Eton Central (for trains from London Paddington & Reading via Slough) is a 5-minute walk through Windsor Royal Shopping to the Castle, past the Royal Windsor Information Centre.
Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (for trains from London Waterloo) is located approximately 10 minutes away on the Datchet Road (B470). The walk to the Castle is initially level then it is uphill.
2. How do I get to Legoland® Windsor?
Legoland® Windsor is located on Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY, a couple of miles outside the town centre.
There is car parking on site or the Legoland shuttle service between Windsor town centre and Legoland is provided by route 200. Park and Ride tickets are also valid on route 702 for travel between Legoland and Windsor. Check out the timetable at First Berkshire and the Thames Valley's website.
The bus stops in Windsor - at Windsor Parish Church and opposite the Theatre Royal - are just a short distance from both Windsor & Eton Riverside and Windsor & Eton Central stations. Simply purchase your ticket from the driver (cash only please), or obtain a combined train/shuttle bus/Legoland admission ticket from any UK railway station.
3. Do I need to use my car in Windsor?
Windsor is a compact town with everything within easy walking distance. Town centre parking is limited and if you are driving into the town the easiest option is to park-up for your stay and walk as much as possible while you are here. Look out for the Long Stay car parks which are better value for money. See our Getting Around section for more information, and for up to the minute information on car parks, parking available, Park & Ride and road closures.
4. How do I get to Windsor from Heathrow?
Windsor is very close to Heathrow; Terminal 5 is about 20 minutes drive and Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 are about 25 minutes away. For step-by-step instructions on how to get to Windsor by car please follow the link to the AA's Route Planner.
Bus route 8 operates up to every 30 minutes, providing direct services between Windsor town centre and Heathrow Terminal 5. Journey time is up to 1 hour.
Alternatively bus route 2 operates up to every 30 minutes, from Windsor town centre and Slough Bus Station. From Slough to Heathrow there is bus route 7/N7, operating every 10 minutes. Total journey time is up to 1 hr 15 mins.
Bus route 4 operates up to every 30 minutes between Maidenhead and Slough Bus Station. Again, change to bus route 7/N7 every 10 minutes for Heathrow. Journey time is up to 1 hr 30 mins.
All services use modern, air conditioned buses with space for luggage. They operate seven days a week from early until late.
There are free shuttle bus transfers between all terminals at Heathrow Airport.
Alternatively, you may wish to take a taxi. It is always advisable to pre-book for the best rates.
Lastly, you can take a train from Heathrow to Windsor by getting the RailAir Link Bus from all 5 terminals to Feltham Station. Here, change for a train to Windsor & Eton Riverside. This may be a more appealing option if you already have, or are planning to purchase, a train pass.
For details of timings and prices of buses and trains please visit Traveline.
5. Who do I need to contact for more travel information?
First Group (buses to London, Heathrow, Legoland, Staines and Slough): 01753 524144
Courtney Buses (buses to Maidenhead, Ascot, Sunningdale and Sunninghill): 0118 973 3486
National Express: 0871 781 8181
National Rail Enquiries: 03457 48 49 50
Parking: 01628 683880
Visit the RBWM website for more information on taxi companies with accessible vehicles.
6. Can I use my bus pass to travel for free?
Anybody over 60 with a valid national concessionary fare pass can travel for free on local bus services (where tickets do not need to be pre-booked) between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and bank holidays.
Please note this only applies for passes issued in England not Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Also passengers must have the new-style passes with the English rose emblem.